Disassembled Compaq/HP Laptop

Disassembled Compaq/HP Laptop

My daughter’s computer said the fan wasn’t working and refused to boot up. I took it apart (thank you HP for posting the disassembly manual online!), fixed it, reassembled it. It works just fine now. Stupid fan. This shot is part-way through the disassembly process. To get to the fan required a near complete disassembly…very poor design for repairability.

Maybe this is one reason HP’s getting out of the consumer PC biz….this reminds me of Dell laptops I had to repair dating back to 2005; by 2008 the guts of Dells were far more accessible (particularly the fan area which needs to be cleaned out regularly…or maybe my house is just too dusty).

Posted by zot0 (Not Pro) on 2011-09-03 03:06:01

Tagged: , computer , disassembly